We now return you to your regular scheduled programming, except on the west coast where ‘Bernie: One Man, One Workout’ will be seen in its entirety…
Well Ladies and Gentlemen, I hope the New Year finds you all happy and healthy and still at those New Year’s resolutions. I am one of a growing number of people who are deciding not to wait for one day of the year to change something, I’m doing it now (this motivational message is brought to you by Sobey’s)…
I have been a wee bit unmotivated the last six weeks (if you can call sleeping in, going to bed early, eating chips, drinking too much and basically being as unhealthy as possible unmotivated). Kris thinks I might have SAD:
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or, less frequently, in the summer, spring or autumn, repeatedly, year after year. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), SAD is not a unique mood disorder, but is “a specifier of major depression”.
The US National Library of Medicine notes that “some people experience a serious mood change when the seasons change. They may sleep too much, have little energy, and crave sweets and starchy foods. They may also feel depressed. Though symptoms can be severe, they usually clear up.” The condition in the summer is often referred to as Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder, and can also include heightened anxiety. It has been estimated that 1.5-9% of adults in the US experience SAD.
There are many different treatments for classic (winter-based) seasonal affective disorder, including light therapy with sunlight or bright lights, antidepressant medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, ionized-air administration, and carefully timed supplementation of the hormone melatonin
Whoa, she might be right… What I think that means is… well I’m not sure exactly what it means, but I will tell you this. I was up at the crack of dawn (well before actually) and working the cardio as fast as my little legs would go. Threw some chest in there just for something different and walked out feeling good and looking forward to the day.
…Pretty much should have stopped there and gone home…
My day and its wonderfulness aside I’m back on the pony kiddies. 1000+ burn and if my body doesn’t explode before tomorrow, I will be doing it again. I was going to jump in with both feet and have a P90X session, but that might be a bit much. Needless to say I will have to start that program again, but not sure when yet.
See you tomorrow!